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This is a build log of a Fractal Design Define R5 that was modded to have a tempered Glass Side Panel. All the water cooling parts were sponsored by Alphacool and ModMyMods. The overall theme of the Build was based off the television show the Flash. The Custom Cables were sponsored by WazzModz.

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  • 31 months ago
  • 10 points

Bet the ice cream machine is broken.

  • 31 months ago
  • 7 points

Giving ketchup and mustard a whole new meaning :P

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Very pretty! It's really bright and energetic.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank You, its the Mayhems sunrise yellow has a nice pop.

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

dang this is noice

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Appreciate it greatly

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

This build, I'm loving it.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey. Fantastic build! Congratulations!

I've got a Fractal Design Define R5 myself too and have been considering a custom liquid loop.

I figured the documentation on the product is inaccurate though.

It says it supports 360 mm radiator on the front, which is rather silly, as only 2 fans can go there...

Also, it states that for 140 mm wide radiators, the top is limited to use only 55 mm in total radiator + fan height. I measured in my PC, but I don't see anything being in the way. (Well, I've got DDR3, which is a bit lower than DDR4).

I wonder what radiators you used in your build. The front seems to be 280 mm, but I can't guess the top radiator.

Also, why did you chose a single loop over two separate loops (1 CPU, 1 GPU loop)?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

The front mounted radiator is a 280mm radiator that's 45mm thick from alphacool which can be bought on modmymods.com. As for the top radiator, I'm using an alphacool 30mm slim radiator which is 240mm, but I will be switching it to a 360 rad for more cooling. The top can fit a 420 rad as long as its 30mm wide but I would go with a 360 for clearance reasons.I chose a single because I wanted the fluid to give the effect as lighting running through the system.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the feedback. Appreciated.

Could you please let me know what would cause the clearance issue for you on the top with the 140 mm wide radiators (280, 420)? As mentioned, when I looked at my PC, I didn't see anything in the way, but since you have it actually build, you've got more experience in this matter. :)

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

A 280 should not have any clearance issues. But a 420 might block off the eps connector on the motherboard also might have a clearance issue with the back io so just take measurements before you get a 420. But I recommend a 360 and you won't have any issues.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, the IO cables... They are covered by the plate that allows mounting of the drive racks.

I'll definitely take your advice. Thanks. :)

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem glad to be a help.

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Why did you by rgb ram if you don't even use it?

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

And a RGB motherboard.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

The photos were taken with the rgb off since the colors didn't reproduce well when taking the photos

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh, I understand.

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

But I will be taking a few more photos in the dark with the rgb on since many people want to see it

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Absolutely beautiful! Well done, More photos?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I will be uploading a few with the rgb on and background light off soon

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 Nice build! Impeccable cable management...very well done!

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Normally I would say in my mind "here we go... Another feature because it has custom loop...."

But I truly like this one. Not sure if it's featured yet but congrats. It is a beautiful and creative build! +1

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome Hey can you please put up some pics of the build lit up before the feature. Sounds like a couple of us would like to see it with the leds and all. Pretty sure the custom engraved shroud lights up as the ram and mobo

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I will be taking a few more photos with the rgb on in the dark

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Can anyone contact me I would love to get into something like this. Btw really like the concept just not a big fan of the color theme but that's just because of my setup plans

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Your looking to get into custom watercooling?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I would like to get into custom hardline watercooling but I don't have any experience what so ever.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

how custom do you want it to be, hardline or soft tubing?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

hardline

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

+1

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

with this much ram why not put a better video card in it?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I do a lot of cad work and 3d modeling, and I got the ram for a steal price.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Aight

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  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

X299 has its perks and it's more optimized than tr4 and most of the tr4 motherboards are Eatx, and i preferred the look of the x299 deluxe. AS for the 980ti, i had it from my old pc and it was repurposed for this build.

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  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd imagine he already had it on hand considering he didn't add a custom paid price (as it has no prices available for it)

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  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

lol

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  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, I see :)